Du-6 Centre of the Spine JIZHONG - Acupuncture Points

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Du-6 Centre of the Spine JIZHONG - Acupuncture Points -1

Location
Du-6 Centre of the Spine JIZHONG - Acupuncture Points ) On the midline, below the spinous process of the 11th thoracic vertebra (T11).
How to find
Locate T7 (➞ 3.4.2) and, from there, count down 4 spinous processes to T11. Locate Du-6 on the midline, below its spinous process. Or: Use the Tuffier’s line for reference (➞ 3.4.3).
Locate T11 by counting up 5 spinous processes from L4 and there locate Du-6 on the midline, below the spinous process.
Located on the same level are a point of ➞ Ex-B-2/BL-20/BL-49 (0.5/1.5/3 cun lateral to the midline).
Needling
0.5–1 cun strictly vertically to the skin or obliquely in an inferior direction, with the patient’s back straight or flexed in order to avoid puncturing the spinal canal. Oblique insertions should only be carried out by experienced practitioners, as in small persons (irrespective of their body weight), the spinal canal may be reached after only 1.25 cun.

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Du-6 Centre of the Spine JIZHONG - Acupuncture Points -2

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Du-6 Centre of the Spine JIZHONG - Acupuncture Points -4

Actions/Indications
● Strengthens the Spleen and its function of transforming Dampness
● Benefits the spine

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Du-6 Centre of the Spine JIZHONG - Acupuncture Points -3

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